CHAIRMAN JASON CHAFFETZ GRILLS – PLANNED PARENTHOOD – TAXPAYER FUNDING

CHAIRMAN JASON CHAFFETZ GRILLS  – PLANNED PARENTHOOD – TAXPAYER FUNDING

 

 

Jason E Chaffetz, U.S. Representative for Utah’s 3rd congressional district questions Cecile Richards on her half a million dollar salary, and the $14k spent by the agency every day on travel.

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they can all recognize myself for five minutes ms Richards planned parenthood
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is sent 32 + million dollars in grants overseas does any of these funds go to
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the Democratic Republic of the Congo congressman let me tell you know we
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don’t have time for big narrative I just asked me a question
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any of the money that is impaired it raises and is given by foundations and
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individuals to support family planning services around the country is an Africa
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and Latin America and they go to individual organizations I’m happy to
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provide you a list of those organizations but i did not bring them
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to the list of those organizations does this planned parenthood ebony ownership
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and foreign foreign companies I don’t believe so I don’t know what you mean by
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owner selling their 2013 tax return it lists 3.3 million dollars marked as
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quote investment and quote in Central America and the Caribbean I’m just
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asking if you that investment was an actual investment we don’t own anything
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in those countries what are global gone well I have to keep going I need to get
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on it would appreciate a list and you’ve been very cooperative so far we have
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cooperated and I decided that if you can give us a listing as you said you would
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wear those dollars go overseas we would very much appreciated your your
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compensation in 2009 was $353,000 is that correct i dont have the figures
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with me but I’m
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graduations in 2013 your compensation went up some $240,000 compensation were
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showing and baseline tax returns is $590,000 correct that’s not my annual
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compensation I actually my annual compensation is five hundred and twenty
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thousand dollars a year I believe there was a retirement there was a program
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that the board but together for a three-year I am happy again I think
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we’ve been extremely forthcoming with all of our dying day goes well the
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gentleman yield at the Planned Parenthood and its lobbying arm Planned
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Parenthood
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Action Fund controls to 527 organizations that have their own
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political activities planned Parenthood votes and Planned Parenthood Action Fund
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pack do they receive money from Planned Parenthood to conduct these activities
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the Planned Parenthood Action Fund is a totally separate corporation receives no
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federal dollars whatsoever what about the management who manages to management
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it’s me it’s managed by a team of people who are employed by the money I don’t
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directly managed no sirve you help manage some of my time is allocated to a
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but I do not oversee that I over in season 2013 you are you are listed as a
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shared employee in fact you are compensated with $31,000 to help run
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that organization correct you asked me an excuse me sir but you asked me if I
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ran the organizations run it some of my time is allocated to the plan period
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Action Fund which is required by law and we meet all of the legal requirement and
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so you also involved in the plant for action fun what if you could help us
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understand what the duties are for your $31,000 of contribution my guess is as
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you run in the mother ship here when you show up and in one have something done
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it’s it’s probably done this planned parenthood control any organizations
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that lobby the plan of action fund is a separate organization that has its own
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board and his own fund-raiser
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shared shared list shared emails shared assets
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this is the concern i just want to make sure you understood my statements as I
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know they were talking about federal funds 0 federal funds are related it’s
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the others as every dollar they are on every dollar that you get in a federal
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from federal dollars means you don’t necessarily have to allocated for these
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particular asset so that’s that’s we’re concerned about tell me about the
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$200,000 you gave to the ballot initiative strategies center what was
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that for
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I was in 2013 as well so I’m not familiar with that exact payment but I’m
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glad you gave $100,000 if you don’t know you’re running this let me know let me
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list out what their goal is their mantra is quote envisioning a future where
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progressives changed the game and use ballot measures as a political and civic
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engagement tool for victory and you gave him $200,000 there I run an organization
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that has a budget of roughly 200 million dollars so when you pull out one figure
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out of the last five years I’m trying to be responsive it’s important perhaps
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you’re not aware that there have been many efforts in states over the last
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several years to pass ballot initiatives that restrict women’s access to birth
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control and reproductive health care but you all you have absolutely been
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involved in ballot initiative measures that have been introduced by people if
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you wanna be a private entity be a private entity but you don’t need
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federal dollars in order to do this I don’t use it to do that serve due to run
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the organization plan let Planned Parenthood has given Planned Parenthood
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Action Fund more than 22 million dollars to exercise with two involved in their
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lobbying expenditures and their advocacy efforts none of these none of the
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dollars that you were discussing our federal dollars and the plan period
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Federation of America receives almost no federal dollars I think at this point
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only $21,000
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clinical trial separate all that out let other accountable
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I’ve gone over time I need to show this last flight this one I don’t understand
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and in the case of Dana did she when she came to Planned Parenthood did she get a
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mammogram she was referred for a mammogram and that’s what are the
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challenges that you don’t do mammograms so if you know I’m sorry I don’t
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remember directors like one or two places that doesn’t but you don’t know
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if you would give me one moment to a planned parenthood is a women’s health
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center just like every where I go for my breast exams every year if you need a
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mammogram you’re referring to a lady radiological center
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that’s how women actually receive their care and we we provide breast exams to I
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could get you the numbers of how many hundreds of thousands of women received
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breast exams a plan period last year has nothing to do with I i dont again today
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is well it’s the reduction over the course of years in pink that’s the
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reduction in the breast exams and the red is the increase in the abortions
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that’s what is going on this is a slide that has never been shown to me before
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I’m happy to look at it and it absolutely does not reflect what’s
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happening at Planned Parenthood you’re gonna deny that we take Jess shown me
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that no one has ever provided us before we have provided you all the information
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about everything all the services that Planned Parenthood provides and does it
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feel like we’re trying to get the truth here you just showed me this i’m happy
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to look at it I pulled those numbers directly out of their corporate reports
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by loggers informing me that the source of this is actually Americans United for
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life which is an anti-abortion group so I would check your source then we will
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get to the bottom of the truth that we all know

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